Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
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Author(s):
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Illustrator(s):
Brian Pinkney
Age Group:
5-9
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

Ella Fitzgerald began her life as a singer on the stage of the Apollo Theater when she was just seventeen years old. Her rich voice and vocal innovations brought her fame and a remarkable career that spanned half a century and won her generations of fans around the world. This book tells Ella’s inspiring story in the voice of Scat Cat Monroe, a feline fan whose imagined narrative sings with the infectious rhythms of scat.

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